SCBA is a group of autonomous (self-governing) congregations, cooperating together as Southern Baptist Churches here in South Central Pennsylvania. Our 21 churches and 23 pastors serve Berks, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Northumberland and Schuykill counties.  On any given weekend you will find us meeting in traditional buildings, store fronts, and in a variety of locations. You will hear a variety of languages and experience every style of worship.

Our purpose is to help strengthen churches, assist in starting new churches and cooperate with others to grow the Kingdom of God.  

Our vision is to...

Equip churches to fulfill their God-given purpose,

Engage churches in starting healthy church plants,

Encourage churches through regular times of fellowship, and

Enable churches to cooperate in missions and ministry throughout the world.


If I can personally assist you in anyway please contact me.  Thanks for visiting!


Pastor Ben

The Rev. Ben Scott, Ph.D.

Director of Missions


Save the Date! Annual Meeting is October 19th, 2019!

The 39th annual (fall) meeting of the South Central Baptist Association will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 9:00am to 12:00am at the Association Office, 751 E. High Street, Elizabethtown, PA (Lancaster County). As one of two annual meetings, this is the big one! We'll elect officers, hear proposals, vote on issues, learn about God's work in our six-county region, sing, pray, worship, and eat together.

2019 Agenda Posted 10/02/19

Pastor and Wife Christmas Dinner, Friday, Dec 6th, 2019, 6pm

SCBA pastors and wife are invited to a special Christmas fellowship dinner to be held at Hoss's Steak & Sea House, 840 North Hanover Road, Elizabethtown, PA 17022, on Friday, December 6th, 2019; 6:00-8:00pm. A complimentary all-you-can-eat dinner buffet will be available, and we'll share testimonies of God's goodness to us throughout the year. We'll enjoy a special presentation of the Christmas story, sing carols, and enjoy a time of fellowship. No need to bring a gift, but it would help if you notify Dr. Ben that you and your wife will be attending. 717-367-9779

Are You Receiving Recent e-Newsletters & Facebook Posts?

Since October 1, 2017, SCBA has sent out emails involving annual meeting updates, church updates, and recent prayer survey data. If you're not getting these emails, contact Dr. Ben Scott to be included!

We've also posted several messages on Facebook, and if you "Like" the page, you'll get future postings automatically. Check it out:


  October 2019  
This Week's Events


SCBA's 39th Annual Mtg - Elizabethtown Office
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
The annual meeting of the South Central Baptist Association will be held at the SCBA office on October 19, 2019, starting at 9am. SCBA is located at 751 E. High Street, Elizabethtown, PA 17022.
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania


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